1000-year old Hindu Temple opens up in Pakistan (Pics)

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1000-year old Shawala Teja Singh Temple which was completely shut down after an attack by Pakistani mob protesting disputed Babri structure in India has finally reopened.

Diwali was also celebrated with sweets distribution and Diya lighting at the sacred Hindu place.

This Hindu Temple is located in the eastern City of Sialkot at the congested Dhaarowal. However, this area has little Hindu population hence the upkeep and worship remains a huge challenge for the Pakistani Hindu community.

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What is interesting is that the welcome stone also has a Hindi announcement which shows that after wooing Sikhs with the Kartarpur corridor, Pakistan may begin wooing Hindus with this move.

This Hindu Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Sharda Peeth to open soon?

Pakistan is also considering opening the Sharda Peeth for the Hindus. In June this year, Pakistan Hindu Council led by ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA, Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, visited the site in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

The Sharda Peeth corridor, if opened, will be a huge money-spinner for the cash-strapped Pakistani economy as the site, dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, is the Goddess of learning and is worshipped by 1.3 billion Hindus worldwide.

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